Renowned Wrestler, John Eke Uti, a.k.a. Power Uti, has been arraigned before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
He was arraigned by the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Panti-Yaba in Lagos State, for allegedly beating his 38-year-old wife, Toyin Uti, to death.
A two-count charge was filed against him, part of which reads:
“That you John Eke Uti, on the 10th day of October, 2017, at about 10:25am, at 17, Oremeji Street, Ilupeju, Lagos, did unlawfully kill one Toyin Uti, aged 38, by beating her to death and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 222 and punishable under Section 223 Cap C17, Vol. 3 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
That you John Eke Uti, at the same date, time and place, did disrespect the corpse of one Toyin Uti, aged 38, by abandoning the corpse in a room to decompose and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 165(a) Cap C17, Vol. 3 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.”
The Magistrate, Bola Folarin-Williams granted Uti a bail of N500,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum, who must be blood relations and also work with reputable Organisations. She said that she saw nothing indicating that Uti indeed killed his wife.
The case was adjourned till 15th November.